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NFL Schedule: Way Too Early Quest For Fantasy Gold

An early look at some games to keep on the radar for fantasy purposes. 

We’ve had a little bit of time to digest the 2016 NFL schedule and to begin planning for some much-needed couch time with the game we love this Fall and Winter. A couple of early thoughts on what the schedule makers have brought to the table for our viewing enjoyment:

  • Nice Increase in the amount of Sunday 4pm games on the docket for the upcoming season. There have been far too many Sundays with limited options in recent seasons, it’s good to see the action will be spread out a bit more this year.  
  • At first glance, the primetime schedule looks pretty solid. The schedule makers have many masters to serve in the form of the league’s various broadcast partners, and it looks like they did a pretty good job of spreading the wealth.
  • The month of December looks like it will be a war of attrition. In addition to Week 17 being reserved for divisional matchups as per the norm, we have a wealth of rivalry games spread throughout the final stretch of the regular season.

For fantasy football purposes, our first look at the schedule also spurs us to begin searching for the matchups we can exploit. A lot can happen between now and the start of the regular season, but as fantasy football diehards, it’s next to impossible to have a slate of games put in front of us without having our minds turn to which games might be great sources of fantasy points. Here’s a way too early look at a some of the matchups we have circled for the early part of the season.